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Cornwall's plans announced for County Championship campaign

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: January 25, 2013

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Plans are well advanced for Cornwall's 2013 County Championship campaign, which begins with a trip to play old rivals Gloucestershire on Saturday May 4.

The CRFU selectors and coaches have been out watching games and eligible players at all levels since the start of the season   and an enlarged squad has been selected and invited to attend a team building session at the Kingsley Village, Fraddon, on Monday February 11.

Chairman of selectors Terry Carter said: "Selecting an enlarged squad for the Kingsley Village event has been challenging, but we feel we have a good balance of players with experience and determination to wear the Black and Gold of Cornwall.

""Further players may be included at a later stage if injuries or form preclude selected players."

The Kingsley Village event is designed so that coaches and players can meet informally and discuss in detail the tactics and training plans for the Championship

There will then follow  a number of training sessions leading to the opening game against Gloucestershire.

Cornwall head coach Dave "Benji" Thomas added: "The 2013 season will be very challenging, with away games to Gloucester and then Kent before our only home game against Hertfordshire at Camborne on Saturday May 18."

The final is at Twickenham on Sunday May 26.

CRFU President Ken Plummer said: "I am delighted with the work of the selectors and coaches in the early preparation for the upcoming County Championship."

And CRFU chairman Denis Preece commented: "We hope that the people of Cornwall will once again get behind the team and come and support them throughout the campaign and especially on the May 18 at Camborne."

There will be marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the team and matches, any individuals or companies that may be interested are asked to contact Alan Mitchell in the first instance via email cb-honsec-cornwall@therfu.com 

Cornwall Under 20s, conclude their pool stage of the County Championship with a "winner take all game" against Devon on Sunday February 10. The game to be played at Ivybridge RFC and will decide which team progress to the quarter-finals. 

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